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18/06/2014

Spotlight on the Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit (CRCTU) at the University of Birmingham

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The Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit (CRCTU) forms part of the School of Cancer Sciences at the University and is one of the largest cancer trials units in the UK and has been in existence for more than 30 years. Over the next five days they are going to share some of the exciting clinical research being done at the unit and will also be touching on related topical events throughout the week on their new blog.
Date:
18/06/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
11/06/2014

University of Birmingham wins award for Best Careers Support for International Students

University of Birmingham wins award for Best Careers Support for International Students
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Careers Network at the University of Birmingham has been recognised for its excellence in providing careers support for international students. Beating stiff competition, Careers Network has won the Best Careers Support for International Students in the third annual National Union of Students (NUS) Internationalisation Awards.
Date:
11/06/2014
Categories:
Corporate Services, International, Students

Employment charter signed by dental hospital team

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A University of Birmingham Civil Engineering undergraduate will be part of the team building facilities for future generations when he starts his summer placement with Galliford Try, who are building the new Birmingham Dental Hospital & School of Dentistry.
Date:
11/06/2014
Categories:
Corporate Services, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Students, Teaching
10/06/2014

University of Birmingham's arthritis research centre opens its doors

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Olympic gold-winning rower Katherine Grainger has officially opened a major new research centre for arthritis, co-founded by the University of Birmingham.
Date:
10/06/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
04/06/2014

Side-effects of anti-inflammatory steroids could be prevented, Birmingham research finds

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Problem side effects including high blood pressure, obesity, muscle wasting, osteoporosis and skin thinning in arthritis and asthma sufferers who take a certain kind of steroid could be prevented by deleting a key gene, researchers at the University of Birmingham have discovered.
Date:
04/06/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences
30/05/2014

Race against time to prevent deadly spread of polio

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Poliomyelitis is a devastating, highly infectious viral disease. It is spread from person to person or through poor sanitary conditions. It can kill those infected or result in permanent paralysis to the limbs and chest. The best 'treatment' is prevention, and the best available means of prevention is vaccination.
Date:
30/05/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
21/05/2014

Olympic Games scale investment by Russell Group universities including Birmingham will generate £44 billion for the UK

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The ambitious £175 million campus development project getting underway at the University of Birmingham is part of a programme of investment by Russell Group universities which will generate billions for the economy and thousands of new jobs across the country in years to come, new research has concluded.
Date:
21/05/2014
Categories:
Corporate Services, Medical and Dental Sciences
20/05/2014

Are Fukushima's children developing thyroid cancer?

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There have been a number of alarming media reports in recent weeks, citing significant increases in the number of children in Fukushima diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Three years after the Daiichi nuclear power plant suffered a triple meltdown, releasing huge quantities of radiation into the atmosphere, the latest figures from the Fukushima Health Management Survey have been released.
Date:
20/05/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
15/05/2014

Study identifies new, effective way to diagnose latent TB

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A study co-authored by the University of Birmingham has identified the most effective way to test people with latent tuberculosis (TB), a potentially fatal infection that has increased in the UK in recent years.
Date:
15/05/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
09/05/2014

University of Birmingham's 'top ten' celebrates global impact

University of Birmingham's 'top ten' celebrates global impact
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For more than 100 years, research at the University of Birmingham has had a major impact on the world, from pioneering transplant surgery, the use of microwaves and creating artificial Vitamin C. This world-changing research is now being celebrated with a new 'top ten' list of academic pioneers.
Date:
09/05/2014
Categories:
Alumni, Arts and Law, Corporate Services, Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research, Social Sciences
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